Mini-Reviews: The Billionaire’s Legacy 1 – 2

 

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I wanted to read this Harlequin series because several of my favorite authors contributed a volume.  Here are my thoughts on the first tow volumes of The Billionaire’s Legacy.

Book 1 – Di Sione’s Innocent Conquest by Carol Marinelli

I feel that this author’s writing style is very dry and that keeps the protagonists at arms length. I never really got to know their inner thoughts and feelings, and instead of feeling the characters’ emotions, I was told what they are. I didn’t care for that. I also thought Matteo was a selfish, spoiled rich kid who was using his parents’ failures as an excuse for his bad behavior. I did enjoy the racing bits, and wish there had been more of that.

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Review: Do You Want to Start a Scandal by Tessa Dare

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This was an absolute delight.  Dare’s writing is so effortlessly amusing that it’s difficult to break away from her books once I’ve started them.  I saved this for the weekend, and happily breezed right though it.  The characters, main and supporting, are all well drawn, with hidden depths that are slowly teased into view.  It was fun meeting up with old favorites, and Charlotte’s mother is a new gem.

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Review: Waiting for an Earl Like You by Alexandra Hawkins

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Review by Poo Penny


This was a pretty enjoyable and quick read. I do not typically enjoy the whole twins thing, because I would assume that there are certain mannerisms that each twin possess that other people would pick up on. This is about Thorn, the Earl of Netherwood, and Miss Lydall, Olivia. Thorn’s twin, Gideon, and Olivia have always been close friends, and Thorn has always been a little jealous of that, and since he is the heir, he has had to act with more modesty.

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Review: Rodeo Father by Mary Sullivan

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I had a few problems with Rodeo Father, but most of them stemmed from the supporting cast.  Rachel, pregnant and struggling to provide for her family, was recently widowed.  Her husband, a reckless man with little skill keeping a roof over his growing family, died in a motorcycle accident.  With few options open to her, Rachel was forced to move in with her mother, a woman with hardly a nurturing bone in her body.  When a stranger purchases the house that Rachel has been saving every penny for the down payment, it doesn’t seem that life can get any more unfair.  Travis, a man who has no intentions of setting down roots anywhere, purchased the house for his sister and her young sons.

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Review: The Perfect Rake by Anne Gracie

 

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Review by Poo Penny

Wow, this was delightful. The first chapter or two were a little rough to get through, gosh the grandfather is an evil bastard. But when Prudence gets herself in a funny little situation, Gideon is all too happy to let her talk herself into circles. The scene with him, Edward, Prudence(obviously), and Great Uncle Oswald at the beginning is hilarious! I read it at least 3 times because it made me giggle like a dork.

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Review: If I Only Had a Duke by Lenora Bell

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Review by Poo Penny

This book started out pretty good, with some cheeky letters between the Duke of Osborne, or Dalton as he likes to be called, and Lady Dorothea, also known as Thea. I was enjoying their story right along until… I am not even sure when I started to get annoyed with them! All I know is I was thinking, yeah right, a lot. Thea insists she is not trying to saddle him with marriage to her by getting them caught in a compromising position, but all she does is provoke him into compromising positions. And for the love of god, can we stop with the men who prove that they are men by kissing the girls. Yes yes we get it, you kiss so well.

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Review: The Christmas Triplets by Tanya Michaels

 

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This is the ultimate holiday, feel good romance. Megan is working hard trying to support her young triplets, and Will, her neighbor, has just been saddled with an infant. Megan disapproves of Will’s love’em and leave’em lifestyle, but all Will wanted was to marry his high school sweetheart and live happily ever after. Too bad she dumped him right before the wedding. Megan has her share of heartbreak, too, having been married to a serial cheater.

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Mini Review: Stormswept by Sabrina Jeffries

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Review by PooPenny

I really do not like when the hero of the story says he will take his wife by force. REALLY?! WHO likes that? Granted, he never did. But, still, I do not like the threat. It is stupid. I also didn’t like how quickly Juliana forgave her brothers for having Rhys impressed. Seriously? I know it’s family, but they should earn back that forgiveness, not just say it and then boom, forgiven. And what a scumbag the older brother was! Darcy was SUCH an asshole! I would have cut him out of my life. But alas, it was not my story to tell.

2 Stars

Review copy obtained from my local library

About the book

New York Times bestseller Sabrina Jeffries reignites a daring love affair in this intriguing tale of desire and deception—originally written as Deborah Martin and newly revised for today’s audience.
The first wedding night that Lady Juliana St. Albans spent with the dark and daring Rhys Vaughan was intoxicating, the heady culmination of her new husband’s driving hunger and her own awakened sensuality. When he mysteriously disappeared the next morning, she waited for him in hope and desperation. And when he was finally proclaimed dead in a shipwreck, she bitterly mourned the loss of her love.
The second wedding night that Juliana spent with Rhys Vaughan was six years later, after he returned to claim her just as she was about to wed another. This Rhys was different—bolder, harder, and convinced that she’d betrayed him. Only their blazing passion remains from their years apart. But is it enough to light their way through the maze of mystery, menace, and mistrust—to the love they once shared and would have to find again?